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The 2016 Advancing Justice Conference (AJC) is the first and only national conference in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community focusing on civil rights and social justice. Over 700 AAPIs from across the U.S. will come together to address issues facing our fastest growing populations. The theme will focus on civic engagement and building our electoral and social power in support of economic and racial justice. Conference attendees will participate in two days of panel discussions, caucus sessions, skills and capacity building, trainings, and networking receptions.

Questions? Email conference@advancingjustice.org
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About the Venue

 The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
404 S. Figueroa St

Los Angeles, CA90071
(213) 624-1000

Click here to view the Westin Bonaventure Hotel map. Conference Registration will be on the 3rd Floor in the Yellow Tower in front of the Catalina Ballroom.

Located in the heart of Los Angeles’ Downtown Financial District, the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites has become an international symbol of Los Angeles.  As one of the most photographed buildings in the world, the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites is widely recognized as a masterpiece in contemporary hotel design. Home to a revolving cocktail lounge on the 34th floor, one can unwind while gazing at commanding views of the city.  Construction began in 1974 and was completed in 1976.

 


Hotel Accommodations 

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites is offering a discounted group rate to guests of the Advancing Justice Conference.

Special deals include:

* $189.00 for a standard room (plus charges and taxes- 15.695% = $218.67)
* $24 for daily valet parking with no in/out privileges ($44 for overnight parking)
* Free in-room wireless internet access

To take advantage of the discounted group rate, the reservation deadline is 5 pm PST on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites is no longer taking reservations. We have reached our capcity in the room block. 

Other hotels in the area include:
The LA Hotel Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton
Omni Hotel
Miyako Hotel

We do not have a group discount rate at these hotels.  

 


Parking

Event parking will be provided at the following lots:

Valet Parking

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
Enter underground parking garage on Flower Street between 4th Street and 5th Street.

Daily rate with no in/out privileges and event validation: $24
Overnight parking with in/out privileges (departure after 2 am): $44

Self Parking

City National Garage
400 S. Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Enter parking garage on Flower Street at the end of 4th Street. There is no validation for parking at the City National Garage. Rates for parking are as posted at the parking structure. 

Daily maximum rate without an original ticket (any time): $40
No in/out privileges at all times.

Take the Sky Bridge access on the 7th floor to the Westin Bonaventure Hotel.
Payment machines are located on the 5th floor, 7th floor, 11th floor and rooftop.


Transportation 

Travel options to Downtown Los Angeles from nearby airports:

Shuttle Services:

Super Shuttle offers ride service from Los Angeles International and Burbank Bob Hope Airports.
1 (800) BLUE VAN (258-3826)
$17 one way for the first person, $17 for each additional person using Ride Share from Los Angeles International Airport.
$24 one way for the first person, $9 for each additional person using Ride Share from Burbank Bob Hope Airport.

We recommend reserving your trip ahead of time. Click here to make your Super Shuttle reservation.

Prime Time Shuttle
800-RED-VANS (800-733-8267)
$15 one way or $30 round trip per person from Los Angeles International Airport.
$23 one way or $46 round trip per person from Burbank Bob Hope Airport.
$38 one way or $76 round trip per person from Long Beach Airport.

Click here to make your Prime Time Shuttle reservation.

FlyAway Shuttle
866-I-FLY-LAX (866-435-9529)
$8 from Los Angeles International Airport to Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles.
Click here for FlyAway Shuttle information.

Taxi:
United Independent Taxi
323-653-5050
$46.50 each way from Los Angeles International Airport.

Yellow Cab
877-733-3305
$46.50 each way from Los Angeles International Airport.

City of Los Angeles taxis do not cover Burbank Bob Hope and Long Beach Airports.

Bus:
Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority
800-COMMUTE (800-266-6883)
$1.75 per ride
Bus services operated by the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority travel throughout Southern California. Plan your trip online with the MTA.

Metro Rail:
Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority
800-COMMUTE (800-266-6883)
$1.75 per ride
The Metro Rail operated by the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority runs throughout most of Southern California. Plan your trip online with the MTA.

If you are taking Metro Rail from the Los Angeles International Airport:
Take the free “G” bus shuttle to the Aviation/LAX Metro Rail Station
Purchase a single ride ticket
Take the Metro Rail Green Line toward Norwalk
Get off at Willowbrook Metro Rail Station
Purchase another single ride ticket
Take the Metro Rail Blue Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center Metro Rail Station
Get off at 7th Street/Metro Center Metro Rail Station
Follow signs to Figueroa Street
Walk north on Figueroa Street toward Wilshire Boulevard
Continue on Figueroa Street for another three blocks
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel will be on your right

Please note that pricing may vary from the guidelines above and is subject to change. Please check with the transportation provider for the most current information.

 


Driving Directions
(Google Maps Link)
 

From the North

If you are taking the Hollywood Freeway, 101 South:
Take the 101 Hollywood Freeway South to Downtown Los Angeles.
Exit RIGHT on Temple Street.
Merge onto N. Hope Street.
Continue onto S. Flower Street and stay to the LEFT.
Turn RIGHT onto W. 5th Street.
Turn RIGHT onto S. Figueroa Street.
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel will be on the right.

If you are taking the Harbor Freeway, 110 South:
Take the 110 Harbor Freeway South to Downtown Los Angeles.
Exit RIGHT toward 6th Street/ Wilshire Blvd/ 4th Street/ 3rd Street.
Keep LEFT at the fork, follow signs for CA-110 S/ Harbor Freeway.
Follow signs for Wilshire Blvd.
Turn LEFT onto Wilshire Blvd.
Turn LEFT onto S. Figueroa Street.
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel will be on the right.

From the South

If you are taking the San Diego Freeway, 405 North:
Take the 405 San Diego Freeway North.
Take the 10 Santa Monica Freeway East to Downtown Los Angeles.
Take the 110 Freeway North to Pasadena.
Take the 6th/9th Street exit on the RIGHT toward Downtown/ Convention Center/ Figueroa Street.
Follow signs for 3rd Street.
Exit RIGHT onto 3rd Street.
Turn RIGHT onto S. Flower Street.
Turn RIGHT onto W. 5th Street.
Turn RIGHT onto S. Figueroa Street.
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel will be on the right.

If you are taking the Harbor Freeway, 110 North:
Take the 110 Harbor Freeway North to Downtown Los Angeles.
Take the 6th/9th Street exit on the RIGHT toward Downtown/ Convention Center/ Figueroa Street.
Follow signs for 3rd Street.
Exit RIGHT onto 3rd Street.
Turn RIGHT onto S. Flower Street.
Turn RIGHT onto W. 5th Street.
Turn RIGHT onto S. Figueroa Street.
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel will be on the right.

From the East

If you are taking the San Bernardino Freeway, 10 West:
Take the 10 San Bernardino Freeway West to Downtown Los Angeles.
Follow signs and merge onto the 101 Hollywood Freeway North to Downtown Los Angeles.
Stay on your RIGHT and take CA-110 N/ I-110 S/ Grand Ave/ Pasadena Freeway/ Harbor Freeway exit toward Pasadena/San Pedro.
Keep RIGHT at the fork and follow signs for Grand Avenue.
Turn RIGHT onto N. Grand Avenue.
Turn RIGHT onto W. 5th Street.
Turn RIGHT onto S. Figueroa Street.
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel will be on the right.

If you are taking the Pomona Freeway, 60 West:
Take the 60 Ponoma Freeway West to Downtown Los Angeles.
Follow signs to the 5 Golden State Freeway North toward Sacramento.
Follow signs and merge onto the 101 Hollywood Freeway North to Downtown Los Angeles.
Stay on your RIGHT and take CA-110 N/ I-110 S/ Grand Ave/ Pasadena Freeway/ Harbor Freeway exit toward Pasadena/San Pedro.
Keep RIGHT at the fork and follow signs for Grand Avenue.
Turn RIGHT onto N. Grand Avenue.
Turn RIGHT onto W. 5th Street.
Turn RIGHT onto S. Figueroa Street.
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel will be on the right.

If you are taking the Santa Ana Freeway, 5 North:
Take the 5 Santa Ana Freeway North toward Downtown Los Angeles.
Follow signs and merge onto the 101 Hollywood Freeway North to Downtown Los Angeles.
Stay on your RIGHT and take CA-110 N/ I-110 S/ Grand Ave/ Pasadena Freeway/ Harbor Freeway exit toward Pasadena/San Pedro.
Keep RIGHT at the fork and follow signs for Grand Avenue.
Turn RIGHT onto N. Grand Avenue.
Turn RIGHT onto W. 5th Street.
Turn RIGHT onto S. Figueroa Street.
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel will be on the right.

From the West

If you are taking the Santa Monica Freeway, 10 East:
Take the 10 Santa Monica Freeway East to Downtown Los Angeles.
Take the 110 Freeway North to Pasadena.
Take the 6th/9th Street exit on the RIGHT toward Downtown/ Convention Center/ Figueroa Street.
Follow signs for 3rd Street.
Exit RIGHT onto 3rd Street.
Turn RIGHT onto S. Flower Street.
Turn RIGHT onto W. 5th Street.
Turn RIGHT onto S. Figueroa Street.
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel will be on the right.


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